February 12, 2022
Bradley 3 Ranch continued their tradition of bringing innovative ideas to their bull buyers. Friday 2-11-22 Dr. Ky Pohler who is Associate Professor and Chair of the Pregnancy and Development Programming Area of Excellence in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University gave a presentation on understanding the physiological and molecular mechanisms that control reproductive efficiency in cattle and the role bulls play in such efficiency.
Saturday was a beautiful day as bidders from 16 states registered for the sale. When the final gavel fell, 173 Angus Bulls had sold for an average of $6,387. Top selling bull was Lot 40 that sold for $16,500 to a Texas buyer. Lot 151 was the second high selling Lot, at $15,000 also to a Texas Buyer. Lot 62 went to a New Mexico buyer for $14,500 and Lots 11 & 12 went to a Texas buyer for $13,500 and $13,000 respectively.
The Charolais offering had 87 bulls and averaged $6,131. Top selling Lot was 176 for $12,000 for ½ interest to a Texas buyer and Lots 225 and 237 brought $11,500 going to Texas and Missouri respectively. Lots 186 and 189 Sold for $10,000 and are going to east Texas and Wisconsin.
27 Bred Angus heifers sold to a Texas buyer for $2,800 and 33 open Angus heifers sold to two Texas buyers for an $1,864 average.
Mark your calendars for the 65th anniversary Bradley 3 Ranch Wide Body Sale to be held February 11, 2023.